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Executive Health Management

Home Health Visits Can Reduce Admissions

2015 13 Dec

According to a study by RAND Corporation, sending physicians or nurses to a Medicare recipient's home for a comprehensive health assessment can result in fewer admission to hospitals or nursing homes. The programme may result in patients visiting doctors more often but at the same time, it also reduces costs by trimming the amount of care provided.... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Heart Failure Therapy Increases Life Expectancy

2015 08 Dec

According to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital, heart patients with reduced ejection fraction and treated with sacubitril-valsartan can have increased life expectancy of one and a half to two years as compared to those who are treated with enalparil. The findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Heart failure is the... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Admitting Borderline Pneumonia Patients is Beneficial

2015 22 Sep

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission for older, low-risk patients with pneumonia was linked with improved survival and no significant differences in hospital costs, according to a study published in the latest issue of JAMA. The findings "suggest that ICU admission for borderline patients (those for whom ICU admission depends on the hospital to which... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Technology to Help Heart Failure Patients

2015 22 Jun

Scott & White Memorial – Temple has, for the first time, implanted a new miniaturised, wireless monitoring sensor to help manage heart failure. Scott & White Memorial is one of six hospitals in Texas and the first hospital in the Baylor Scott & White Health system to offer the device. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to treat our patient’s... Read more

Executive Health Management

Early Provision of Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Costs

2015 12 Jun

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, early palliative care for hospitalised patients with advanced cancer can result in lower hospital costs. The findings of the study are in line with existing evidence that indicates the benefits of enhanced quality of medical care as well lower costs that can be derived from early... Read more

Executive Health Management

Microbiome Disruption Ups Sepsis Risk in Hospitalised Patients

2015 04 Jun

A new University of Michigan and VA study shows that older adults are three times more likely to develop sepsis — a body-wide catastrophic response to infection — in the first three months after leaving a hospital than at any other time. Notably, the risk of sepsis is 70 percent higher for those who received care that is likely to alter the balance... Read more

ICU Management

Readmissions in Severe Sepsis Common

2015 20 May

Severe sepsis is a significant cause of rehospitalisation along the lines of nationally recognised outcome measures and more commonly discussed conditions such as pneumonia and heart failure (HF), according to a new study presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference.“Severe sepsis continues to be a common cause of hospitalisation... Read more

Cardiology Management

Routine Inpatient Admission Not Beneficial for Patients with Chest Pain

2015 19 May

According to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine, routine inpatient admission may not be a beneficial strategy for patients with chest pain. Patients with negative findings and nonconcerning vital signs rarely had adverse cardiac events. Patients with potentially ischaemic chest pain are commonly admitted to the hospital or are kept under... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Sugar Levels Can Predict Risk of Early Death

2015 09 Jan

According to new evidence, checking the blood sugar levels of people who arrive at hospital emergency departments with acute heart failure could play an important role in identifying patients who are at high risk of early death, further hospitalisations or the development of other health problems such as diabetes. The study has been published online... Read more